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the third person, an adult woman. a sheriff's spokesman says her injuries are very serious. >> earlier chopper 5 captured pictures of search teams checking backyards in the neighborhood using police dogs to pick up the trail or check for evidence. other officers were conducting searches house to house. one home in the neighborhood is blocked off by police tape. at least 75 officers are working the scene now. kpix 5's len ramirez is at the scene now. len, what can you tell us? >> reporter: we're at alum rock avenue in viewmont where this tragedy happened this afternoon. police have cordoned off the street viewmont and several others in the area as they continue to go yard by yard looking for a suspect. the sheriff's department is reporting this as a double homicide. sometime this afternoon, a
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person came home to a residence on viewmont and reported a 40- year-old female, a 3-year-old female and a 1-year-old male had all been stabbed. the 40- year-old female and the 1-year- old male are both deceased. the 3-year-old female has been taken to the hospital and is undergoing treatment at this hour. this is a very intensive manhunt. they are looking for a person of interest, a person identified as ruben ramirez. it is unknown what his connection to the resident is or the victims. but he has been identified as a person of interest. they are not calling him a suspect at this point but they would like to know his whereabouts and possibly question is him about this incident involving at least two stabbings. live in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5. >> len, what can you tell us about the surrounding homes in the area? is everybody on lockdown? is everybody talking to police?
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what's happening there? >> reporter: i wouldn't call it lockdown right now. people have been told not to go in the search area but people are walking the sidewalks in the vicinity. they don't know where the suspect is, so they are trying to be as cautious as possible. but they have not locked down the area. now, here's what the sheriff's department told us just a few minutes ago. >> his name is rubin ramirez. he is a hispanic male adult approximately 5'6", 210 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. he is known to frequent homeless shelters. he has a history of mental illness. we are asking for the public's assistance if you have seen him. we would like to talk to him about what happened today. he lives at the residence. >> reporter: so once again, the santa clara county sheriff's department along with the san jose police department is investigating what appears to be now a double homicide with a
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third victim at the hospital. again, the female 40-year-old and 1-year-old male have been killed. and a 3-year-old female is at the hospital undergoing treatment at this time. >> len, this is allen martin. i'm sorry to interrupt. can you tell us, do they know how ramirez got away? is he on foot, in a car? do they even know that yet? >> reporter: well, they are not saying that he is a suspect. they are saying that he is a person of interest only. a person that apparently belongs to that house or has some sort of connection there and he is missing right now so they want to find out if he has a connection to this. we are going with what the sheriff's department says. they are not saying he is armed or dangerous. they say they want to question him to see if he knows anything about this. >> they haven't revealed the relationship between him and the victims? >> reporter: we don't know that they had any kind of romantic relationship or husband-wife or some sort of casual relationship. we do know that he has some
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connection with that house. this is all very, very fluid. we are just getting this information about five minutes ago. so we haven't had a lot of time to digest it and figure out all the relationships between the people involved. so we'll have much more to report as this story goes on. >> all right. you will stay on top of it. len ramirez, thank you. we also have breaking news in solano county. a grassfire burning just south of the nut tree in vacaville right off of interstate 80. this is off 80 and cherry glen road. it started 40 minutes ago and worked up to a four-alarm fire. we are told it's about 5 acres right now. no homes are threatened but it's burning up the hillside because of strong winds. let's bring in paul deanno. what are they up against tonight, paul? >> fire danger elevated and one of the factors that can make it go from high to extreme is the wind. i just checked a few recording stations in the general vicinity. and all of them are reporting sustained winds right now between 15 and 20 miles per hour, with gusts stronger than that to about 25 miles per
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hour. that is a stiff breeze and that is a problem if you have a grassfire that can spread and has room to spread which this one does. i don't see these winds dying down this evening so crews will have a tough time getting a handle on this. strong winds in the area will continue overnight. rain would help. we have some in the forecast. talk about when next. >> we'll get back to you with that, thanks, paul. in southern california, fire crews are pulling out the aerial artillery to combat a growing wildfire at the border of los angeles and kern counties south of bakersfield. five air tankers and four helicopters are fighting the blaze that burned 750 acres and threatens los padres national forest. it used to be apple that seemed invincible but now google is on a roll. the mountain view tech giant's stock topped $900 today for the first time in its history. it's way up from a year ago.
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based on what we saw today, google is aiming higher. >> investors are excited about google because they are active in many areas and gaining strength. >> reporter: proving innovation is the lifeline of tech companies. google's vision for the future set going investors excited. we got a taste of it today at google's developers conference in san francisco. the highlight was a rare appearance by ceo larry page, who sounded hoarse due to strained vocal cords. he was preceded by a parade of google executives trotting out the giant's latest creations. among them, a $10 a month streaming music service to compete with the likes of spotify and pandora. >> so this is radio without rule. ♪[ music ] >> the song keeps playing but in the background, all access is made a never-ending mix of related tracks. >> reporter: a redesigned google plus was also unveiled along with flashy new photo and search features. google is building on its current success. >> android is the most popular platform around the world for
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mobile devices. >> reporter: and the number one internet search engine is seeing a search in online traffic. >> it's gaining strength in web browsing. chrome has 750 million users, 300 million more than a year ago. >> reporter: not to mention the buzz over google glass. the financial times reports the taiwanese manufacturer will make the first run of going the glass in the south bay -- of google glass in the south bay. >> we are excited. if they are ready to be here, this is the place to be. >> google has proposed a stock split at some point which would bring an end to the high stock prices at least for a while. but as of now, google is on the verge of becoming the first tech company ever to hit $1,000 a share. a frantic three-day search for a missing autistic bay area girl ended today in tragedy. 9-year-old mikaela lynch disappeared sunday from her family's vacation home in clearlake. kpix 5's ann notarangelo tells us searchers found her body this morning in a nearby creek. reporter: they came to find mikaela lynch alive. instead, the clearlake police chief delivered the worst
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possible news. >> miss mikaela has been found deceased in the water not far from the residence. >> reporter: so search-and- rescue crews were sadly no longer needed. the 9-year-old was in her yard with her younger brother sunday afternoon. he went inside and she disappeared. mikaela was autistic unable to speak with the mental capacity of a 1-year-old. she was found this morning in cache creek, which ran near her home. officials don't suspect foul play. >> it's heartfelt and it's difficult for me to even stand here and speak. >> we just hug -- we're just had goning a lot and we listened. >> reporter: the chaplain got to know them and the friends through the search. he says the san francisco family used this weekend home as an escape and called their efforts to find the little girl extraordinary. >> these people didn't come up here to set and watch and let somebody else do anything. they came up here to do
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business. >> reporter: for days now, hundreds of people have been looking for the girl, 100 were officials but 100 more volunteers, people who just wanted to help. >> just absolutely awesome that the community cares enough to donate everything they have donated. >> reporter: walter hill opened up his lds church monday morning as a command post and people from all over northern california filled it like rich shelton's team from marin county search-and-rescue. >> it's very sad and sometimes this is how it ends up. it's a very tragic day. >> reporter: the volunteers leave with heavy hearts and leave behind a broken-hearted family. in clearlake ann notarangelo, kpix 5. >> stories like mikaela's are not uncommon. according to the national autism association, about half of autistic children are prone to wandering. 91% were found dead after
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wandering from home and had been drowned. how these could wipe out specious and why they were brought here for pregnancy tests. >> powerball is still king. >> the jackpot is $360 million. and we're less than two hours from the drawing. tonight, how the state has benefited since joining powerball. >> and coming up at 6:30, lots of women and men have cut off their hair to help. turns out, not all those donations are going where you might think they're going. ,,,,,,,,,,
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we've received recognition for getting hypertension under control for over 80% of our members. we've made significant advances in asthma, immunization and maternity care. and j.d. power and associates ranked us highest in member satisfaction among health plans in california. we're focusing on the big things so you can enjoy the little things. kaiser permanente. thrive. united states to help pregnt woman... but now a certain of frog is threatening they were first imported to the united states to help pregnant women. but now a certain type of frog is threatening species worldwide. we sent our don ford to investigate. >> reporter: this is the dreaded african clawed frog. the so called killer frog
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carries a deadly disease. >> this disease is driving hundreds of species to extinction. >> reporter: while he says the frog is safe for humans, pets and birds, the fungal pathogen found on its skin is fatal to other frogs. >> this fungus is causing more devastation in vertebrates than any other disease in recorded history. >> reporter: the african clawed frog was imported to the united states at turn of the centuries for medical testing. when injected with human female urine it could show if the woman was pregnant. it was use in the '70s until hospitals didn't need them. >> they just got rid of them. they felt bad for them so they just let them go outside. we have a wild population right here in golden gate park. >> reporter: lily pond is off limits. chain-link fence surrounds the swampy waters. researchers have collected the frogs for study. the california academy of
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sciences has a huge collection of specimens with hundreds of african clawed frogs under lock and key. dr. blackburn says the history will help to understand how to treat the future. >> there is some thought about these being a vector for spreading disease but it's hard to know what happened in the past. right? >> reporter: without evidence. >> without evidence of the past, you don't know. >> reporter: both scientists are still researching why the deadly fungus doesn't kill the killer frogs. >> we need to understand why this is happening inamphibians in case this happens in humans. >> the scientists caught the 28 frogs on hunting expeditions using traps baited with supermarket chicken. we are a few hours away from the record powerball dropping of $360 million. california is racking up sales. kpix 5's da lin at a lottery
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retailer that paid a lot of money. da. >> reporter: about 50 people in line at cav now liquors is considered a lucky spot because they have had 5 jackpot ticks sold here in the last 25ers. >> some of these folks hoping for a piece of the $360 million. >> you want three on the power, right? >> yeah. reporter: the chance to win $360 million through a long line of dreamers inside cavanaugh liquors. some have even thought about how to spend the money. >> the very first thing i'm going to do after i collect my money, i'm going straight to the dentist and get my teeth fixed no doubt about it. >> reporter: since the powerball lotto game was introduced more than a month ago in california, no one from the state has won the jackpot. but the game is a big success in california. so far, generating about $70 million in powerball sales. last week, the state broke a national record by collecting more than $3.5 million in sales in just one day.
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>> powerball still that's kind of king right now. mega millions is not too far off. >> reporter: a hayward donut shop is capitalizing on powerball's popularity, offering a lifetime of free donuts to the jackpot winner who buys the winning ticket here. >> we have really good customers who have been coming here for years. so they have been buying tickets for years also. >> reporter: the odds are not very good, allen. one in 175 million. but i guess you can't think of it that way. you can't think of it that way. they have a machine here if you need help picking numbers, put a quarter in and this machine will help you draw out some numbers. [ laughter ] >> reporter: so funny and cool. >> judging from my record i need all the help i can get. but forget about the governor's new budget and the money going to education and everything. i get emails to this day, da, talking about lottery and what happened to all the money that's going to california schools. is this going to help some? >> reporter: lottery officials
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say this will help because for every dollar spent, 30 cents will go to california schools. >> all right. mega millions $2 a tickets, right? >> reporter: right. $2 instead of one for powerball, yes. >> all right. thanks. good luck. there's still time to go out and get your ticket. >> yes. >> and get a tan. you're not going to win the lottery. >> really? >> jackpot in weather though. >> $2 in dreams. we have won the jackpot weather- wise. we frankly could use some rainfall. we have the fire burning in solano county. rain is not bad. we have rain in the forecast but wait until you see the weekend forecast. hang on, let's go. all coming up in the next minute and a half. golden gate bridge have sunshine after clouds rolled through breezy all day. napa you hit 77. san jose and concord you went down to 71. redwood city only 65. oakland hit 66 and downtown san francisco only 59 degrees. the radar is going to be active tomorrow. first time all month long we are halfway through may. kpix 5 hi-def doppler will be
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tracking some showers tomorrow. tomorrow morning will be mild because of clouds moving in. vallejo down to 53. fremont 51. mountain view at 55. here's the deal. strong low pressure to our north is kind of acting like a slingshot and taking all this mess that's off to our west and shoving it in our direction. not going to pour. we are not going to have anything resembling a washout but we'll have a rain chance coming up tomorrow as low pressure passes by to the north, the onshore flow will be strong, we'll have a breezy chilly, cloudy day with some showers out there. only lasts one day because high pressure builds back in by friday. you will have sunshine in the afternoon. right now it looks gorgeous, it looks fantastic to get outside. coming up this weekend. but tomorrow relatively chilly. it's nice to live somewhere where chilly is 68 but that will be the case in san jose. fremont 67. san rafael 69. only 70 tomorrow for concord with a slight shower chance. rain chances gone by friday morning, sunshine by the afternoon. weekend, ah, the weekend! look at that. make those plans outside. mitt 80s inland, upper 70s near
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the -- mid-80s inland, upper 70s near the bay, and dry well into next week. we could use a little rain. we love the sunshine. bam, we got both. >> all right. i won't wash my car tomorrow. >> don't do it. wait until friday. >> saving you money. >> right. >> sleeping in a little longer. thanks. a mafia hit man-turned- government snitch. coming up how joe the animal barboza's luck ran out right here in the bay area. >> how a bay area filmmaker influenced disney to pull the plug on a princess makeover. patriarch ,, ,, look at them kids. [ sigh ]
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and you're not necessarily proud of that. and you let your competitive spirit get the best of you. and you're not necessarily proud of that, either. but tonight, you made new johnsonville grillers. thick and juicy gourmet burgers, with more flavor than ordinary burgers. and friends couldn't get enough. and you're definitely proud of that. new grillers, in cheddar & bacon and swiss & mushroom. only from johnsonville. now he's the su one of the mafia's most feared assassins didn't last long when he moved to the bay area. now he is the subject of a new book and soon-to-be hollywood movie. linda yee on the infamous joe
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barboza, aka "the animal." >> reporter: he was a famous and feared mafia hit man during the deadliest mob wars on the east coast. joe "the animal" barboza, a nickname he got after chewing off a man's cheek in a fit of rage. >> his stake in mob lore in america is significant. >> reporter: a mob killer whose life ended on a san francisco street in 1976. a new crime novel traces joe barboza's life. >> he admitted to killing 26 men. >> reporter: he bragged about his methods in a rare interview with a boston television station in 1970. >> i stabbed him in the face. in the legs, in the arm, i stabbed him in the chest. you understand? >> reporter: but when mob bosses double-crossed him, the animal became an fbi snitch. >> reporter: joe barboza testified against the mafia in three criminal trials. he brought down the biggest godfather in new england in raymond patriarca. he was the first gangster to testify against the mafia in a
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criminal trial. and the first man ever placed into the witness protection program. >> reporter: barboza got a new name and life in the bay area. first, the fbi set him up in culinary school in santa rosa. he once worked at a restaurant in san francisco. >> he got a menial job, he was disgruntled and went back to the life of crime. >> reporter: he killed a man and his true identity came out. after prison, he moved to this apartment near ocean beach in san francisco. >> joe barboza thought that san francisco had a void of leadership when it came to organized crime. he was going to see if he could take over the rackets. >> reporter: the mob knew where to find him. it all ended for joe "the animal" here in this quiet san francisco neighborhood. he was walking to his car at 25th avenue in moraga when two hit men for the mob gunned him down. sherman said hit man joseph russo waited outside this house where barboza visited a friend. a friend who set up his assassination.
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>> and joe never had a chance because he never saw it coming. he was blown right off his feet. >> i remember the guy got whacked. >> reporter: this retired san francisco police captain was one of six officers sent to guard a family associated with barboza. >> it was obvious there was a lot of anxiety, a lot of worry. >> reporter: he said his security duty lasted a few days. then the feds took over. >> they came with a van and u.s. marshals loading him in the van and we escorted him to the federal building. they went into the federal building and we went on our merry way. that was the end of that. >> reporter: a low level gangster who turned on his bosses and paid for it with his life. a true crime story that will soon become a hollywood movie. in san francisco, linda yee, kpix 5. up next, an update on our breaking story, two people killed in a stabbing in the south bay. and the search for a person of interest. following the trail of human hair donated for a good
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cause. those locks of love are made for sick kids but kpix 5 has learned not all those donations are going where you might think they're going. >> i felt panic and i felt [ indiscernible ] -- >> is the internet dumbing down our kids? why these bay area students are so excited about going old school. ,, female narrator: it's posturepedic versus beautyrest it's posturepedic versus beautyrest with up to $400 off. serta icomfort and tempur-pedic go head-to-head with three years' interest-free financing. mattress price wars are on now at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪
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breaking news out of santa a county. a manhunt's underway for the suspect inh back to breaking news out of santa clara county. a manhunt under way for the suspect in the deadly stabbings of a woman and child. len ramirez has the latest. >> reporter: police continue to investigate this triple stabbing and double homicide on the east side. we are at alum rock and view month the street where the stabbing happened. three people were stabbed inside a residence on viewmont. police arrived and found a 1- year-old boy dead from stab wounds. a 3-year-old girl who was injured from stab wounds and a 40-year-old woman who was also dead from stab wounds. now, police are looking for a
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resident of the house. he has been identified as rubin ramirez. he is about 5'6", 210 pounds. he does live at the residence. police say he does have a history of mental problems. they are not calling him a suspect at this time. but they are searching for him. in fact, there is a grid house by house yard by yard search going on thinks area of alum rock right now. >> currently, we are searching the area to look for any other evidence and to make sure there's no -- anybody else outstanding from the residence that we're looking for. yes, rubin is a family member and like i said we are just asking for the public's assistance. he frequents homeless shelters and we think is somewhere that we would like to talk to about what happened today. >> reporter: so once again a triple stabbing double homicide involving children. a 40-year-old woman is also pronounced dead at the scene. a 3-year-old girl is fighting for her life at this hour at a
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hospital and sadly as a 1-year- old baby boy is also a stabbing victim. we'll have more on this as the story continues tonight here on kpix 5. >> get back to us with new details, len, thank you so much. the first head has rolled in the irs scandal. president obama announced today acting irs commissioner steven miller is out. the firing follows a new inspector-general's report that says ineffective management at the irs allowed agents to single out conservative groups holding up their tax exemption applications for months. >> i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency but especially in the irs. >> my question isn't about who is going to be resigning. my question is, who is going to jail? >> the justice department is investigating whether any laws were broken. but republicans want more. all 45 gop senators sent a letter to the president
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demanding he make available any irs employee that congress wants to question. lots of women and men have cut off their hair to help. well, turns out not all those donations are going where you might think they would be going. have you heard of locks of love? the charity takes donated human hair usually long ponytails and braids to make wigs for children who are sick. julie watts says a new report finds not all that hair is going to the kids. >> i feel great. >> reporter: he is about to cut off his hair for locks of love and he is not alone. salonsacross the country collect hair for the charity. and cut-a-thons are held nationwide to attract young schoolchildren. >> it's fun to be able to give back to the community. >> reporter: who actually gets your donation? on its website, locks of love claims the ponytails are turned into wigs, mostly for children with alopecia a disease that can cause complete hair loss. while some families get the
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wigs for free, others pay on a sliding scale depending on financial needs. it's less than retail. >> these will usually sell from $3,200 to over $5,000. >> reporter: this person runs a bay area company that makes the hairpieces for locks of love and other retailers. >> it's a big, big business. each is custom molded with 1,000 strands, 10 ponytails. >> reporter: he says he makes between 300 and 400 for the charity a year. where does the rest of the hair go? >> hair like this is gold. >> reporter: human hair is a valuable commodity especially caucasian hair. locks of love admits it sells some of the hair, it can't say how much. >> we can't figure out where it goes. >> reporter: he runs a watchdog
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group that analyzes charities from a business perspective for potential investors so they are more detailed than typical. >> we come up with requests that go beyond the public disclosures. >> reporter: he said when he made the request of locks of love. >> they don't count, track or keep list of hair donations that they receive. >> reporter: so, in other words, there is no way to track where the hair is going or how much is being sold. >> missing pieces of information are actually fairly significant. >> reporter: he is the former director of the tax exemption division of the irs. he says the filing shows a program service revenue of 580,000 but there's no explanation or breakdown. >> there are just so many omissions it's hard to say for certain that any of the data on the return is accurate. >> reporter: nonprofit investor gives the charity the lowest rating it's ever given even though traditional watchdogs like charity navigator give
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locks of love a seal of approval. back at the salon it's all food for thought for garcia. >> i will think twice about it which i didn't before. >> reporter: now, the charity's founder turned down our request for an interview. but in the email she confirms locks of love does not catalog or count donations. she also says the charity donated $2.2 million to research in alopecia something we have now confirmed. >> it's too bad. it's such a great concept. it's a great way to motivate kids to donate to other kids. >> reporter: they are still donating wigs. it's not clear how many are donated and how many sold. >> it should be more transparent. thank you. imagine if the internet didn't exist. [ gasp ] >> where would you get all your information?! how some bay area students are turning the page to a traditional chapter of learning. >> it just wasn't at all the character that was in the movie. it was -- she wouldn't be caught dead looking like that.
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>> she isn't happy with what disney was going to do with her creation. tonight why this bay area filmmaker claims victory. >> but first, here's a look at the new eastern span of the bay bridge. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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glitzy makeover of "merida"m the movie "brave"... and it looks like disney is listening to their concerns... fans were upset about disney's makeover of merida from the movie "brave." looks like disney is listening to the concerns. disney named merida to its princess collection this past weekend. but with that new title came a new kind of sexier look. the creator brenda chapman of mill valley said the makeover was atrocious and merida's strong character was diminished. today disney's u.s. website displayed the original merida. >> it makes me hopeful. if they care enough to take it off their site right now, that's great. >> the change hasn't been applied to the character's worldwide image. she says she would like disney to give an official statement
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saying it will change the official drawing of merida to her original character. if you need to look something up, where do you look, google, binge? i usually ask allen. how about the dictionary? today was dictionary day at the campbell union school district and as kpix 5's mike sugerman reports, it's something of a rite of passage for one group of third graders. >> we are going to look up words that start with the first two letters of your first name. >> reporter: miss stevens' third grade class went old school today. >> if you look on page 144 -- >> reporter: yes, they still use books here in the heart of the silicon valley. and this was dictionary day. >> well, i hope that people still do use it because it's handy to have especially if your computer isn't looking. >> i found panic and i found pants. [ laughter ]
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>> reporter: some words are funny. pants. >> look at the word. >> the first word is free. >> reporter: every year the assistance league gives 900 dictionaries to every third- grader in the campbell union school district, paper, books! >> the ability to feel, to touch, to smell aspects of enhanced learning tremendously. >> reporter: which is why the superintendent loves this day. >> it really encourages the students to read and write with more color, with more adjectives using more expressive vocabulary. >> reporter: they are excited to get their own dictionaries. who looks dictionaries? what do you like about them? >> because it tells you if a word is a verb, noun or adjective. >> reporter: what's a noun? [ pause ] >> reporter: okay. so what words do you like? >> hot dogs! >> reporter: where do they come from? >> dogs! [ laughter ]
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>> reporter: did you learn that in the dictionary? >> no! [ laughter ] >> came out of my mouth and didn't know -- >> reporter: what's that have do with dictionaries? >> i don't know. >> reporter: if she studies the dictionary that story could be told with more descriptive words. in campbell, mike sugerman, kpix 5. >> if you think dictionaries are going out of style, you're right. the next edition of the oxford english dictionary will not be printed, only online. >> next month we'll hit them with the dewey decimal system. then we're going really old school. prison inmates face to face with the people they have hurt the most. >> i really got a lot of insight on what i had done and the pain that i had caused. >> we'll meet the man behind the program to stop the violence and start the healing. >> looking at the latest computer forecast models and they say that yes, it is
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actually going to rain in the bay area. so find out how much, find out when and find out when the sunshine is coming back because it's gone right now in the south bay. your forecast right through the weekend coming up in about 6 minutes. and i'm dennis o'donnell. which steph curry will show up tomorrow for game 6? >> i was terrible. >> same can be said of the giants pitchers north of the border. >> it almost hit the roof. >> and sound bites out of kings head coach gerald sutter. >> plus, an absolutely horrible raider draft pick calls it quits. >> that's terrible! >> a forecast made for sir charles is coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ working in law enforcement w there was even more he coul for the victims of violenced lly reports: a man who spent decades working in law enforcement saw there was even more he could do for the victims of violence. and as kate kelly reports, his efforts to bring hope and healing have earned him this week's jefferson award. >> my son albert to was murdered in a drive-by shooting on january 7 of 2007. >> my name is fran zia.
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my son was dante white. he was murdered april 27th, 2006. >> reporter: the names and dates are like open wounds visible, painful, and why these families have joined at the healing circle a support group led by george jurand. >> our purpose here is to heal. it's to educate those who aren't educated about what happens to families who experience violence. >> reporter: twice a month, family members meet at the paradise baptist church in the ingleside district of san francisco. they come from cities around the bay area bringing photographs so no one forgets the faces behind the statistics. >> i wanted a place where people can come and not feel judged, to not feel that they were alone in their loss. >> reporter: george's day job is with the san francisco sheriff's office. it puts him in touch with crime victims year after year. he saw them struggling with
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tragedy long after their stories had disappeared from the headlines. >> we are there after a year, two years, three years. >> reporter: george brings a unique perspective from working two decades in the criminal justice system. he believes that in order to stop violence, the healing has to happen on both sides. so george takes the healing circle into jails and prisons to bring crime victims and perpetrators together. >> when the healing circle first came inside, we were afraid of them. you know? because we thought this they were coming in to judge us and to bash up. >> reporter: this former inmate was serving time at san quentin for a murder he committed as a teenager. he came face to face with bay area mothers whose sons were also murdered. >> my first time going into san quentin i was really scared, shivering. >> within the next six months, it went from adversarial to, we're family. >> i really got a lot of insight on what i had done and the pain that i had caused. >> reporter: henry was released from san quentin several months ago and continues to come to
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the healing circle meetings. >> it really impacts us because then we know that we're changing people for the good. >> we were once victims, but now we're survivors. >> that's what inspires me, to see families being brought back together and instead of despair, there's hope. >> reporter: so for providing education, advocacy and support for those whose lives have been changed by violent crime, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to george jurand. kate kelly, kpix 5. >> and you can connect with the healing circle using the link on our website, click the logo at the top of the page, then jefferson awards to find our story on george. >> paul deanno is here to tell us about the change. >> it was abrupt this afternoon with the wind. we're talking about rainfall moving in which i almost forget to say -- rain, what is that? precipitation? we don't get that in may. we will be over the next 24
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hours. one boundary kicked up wind and cloud cover, now a nice little bit of early evening sunshine as we look live at the oakland touchdown at the bay bridge. temperatures outside not nearly as warm as the past couple of days. 60s for livermore and concord. oakland 64, san francisco 58, san jose 63. rainfall for the month, zero. nothing so far for oakland, san jose and san francisco. livermore only .10" of rainfall. things are going to be changing. we have some really cool video to show you of the sun. take a peek at that solar flare. we have some cool music supplied by nasa, as well. their christmas album coming out in a few weeks. ♪[ music ] >> the fourth major solar flare in a week. can't get over the music. thankfully the flares aren't aimed at earth. there is a 50% chance of more major solar flares. that's some mesmerizing music. nasa in the music business now. maybe that's what they are
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doing without the space shuttle. satellite and radar, not much sunshine because of the cloud cover today. the front is coming towards northern california wrapping around a strong area of low pressure that will move into washington and oregon over the next 24 hours. this means for you cloudy tonight and all day tomorrow. you have a chance of showers on thursday. some of in a rainfall will make it down to the bay area. it won't amount to much. i'm not looking at totals more than .10" but it will help out with the pollen and help out with the fire danger a little bit. now, you're making weekend plans you're thinking rain i don't want to be part of the plans won't be. high pressure builds in friday afternoon and saturday and sunday mainly sunny as every weekend has been for the past several. here's a peek at futurecast showing you all the clouds moving in when you drive to work tomorrow. there are some showers moving through. light stuff, 10, 11:00. and we are look at showers lingering into tomorrow afternoon. so what to expect? we'll stay breezy overnight. it will be cloudy, widely scattered showers tomorrow before sunshine comes back on
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friday afternoon. look at tomorrow's highs. chilly for this time of year. san jose only 68. milpitas 67. hayward 65. we are looking at barely 70 degrees for danville and antioch, livermore tomorrow 70 with cloudy skies. chance of showers. mill valley 67. downtown san francisco only 63 degrees. but we will see the sunshine return on friday afternoon. weekend looks great upper 70s away from the water on saturday, mid-80s on sunday. and near the bay you may hit 80 degrees by the top of next week. that is your kpix 5 forecast. that's the sun. dennis is over there with sports next.
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way for the not- so-swinging a's...coco crisp was activad from the disabled list and s young is expected to re-joie am on friday sources. help is on the way for the not so swinging as. coco crisp was activated and chris young is examined to rejoin the team on friday. chavez relieved an ineffective pitcher. first pitch three-run jack. texas up 6-0. tenth home run of the year for cruz. rangers took a no-hitter into the sixth and there's that man again cruz diving catch to keep two runs from scoring. rangers beat the as 6-2. was it a statement win for texas?
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>> no. just won two games out of three on may 14 and 15. that's it ryan vogelsong is winless in the last six starts. the bluejays roughed him up for eight runs in two innings. jp crushes a two-run home run. vogelsong's e.r.a. is over 8. toronto is up 11-3 in the 8th. the news just gets worse folks. the last time the warriors came back to win a series after trailing three games to two gerald ford was in the oval office and rick berry was shooting underhanded free throws. golden state was blown out in san antonio last night. stephen curry and klay thompson combined for just 13 points. only the third time all season that the splash brothers were held to single digits in the same game. >> i was terrible plain and
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simple: they outplayed us as -- they outplayed us as a team. >> we are excited to play game 6. everybody in that locker room is excited. >> nobody talks about getting this thing over with like you got a rash or, you know, that kind of thing and you got to take a pill or put some cream on it and it's going to be gone. it's not about, you know, getting rid of anything. it's about going and playing. >> yet i still have more bad news locally. sharks forward raffi torres could be suspended for his big hit last night. torres will meet with league officials tomorrow in new york putting his status in doubt for game2. the sharks insist though the hit was clean. >> to fly to new york for the hearing because, you know, we didn't see anything wrong in the play. >> it's strange but that's how the league wants to handle it. it's their choice i guess. but it just is unfortunate that raffi has to go through this
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again. >> san jose also suffered their first loss of the post-season last night. kings shut out the sharks 2-0 in game 1. but you would never know l.a. won the game based on head coach darrell sutter's host game press conference. here you go. >> how does it feel to get number one in the books there and take care of business especially in front of the home crowd? >> doesn't really matter where it is. we expect the home crowd to really be as loud as their home crowd. >> what about the momentum swinging in the third period? pardon? >> the momentum swing in the third period? >> whose momentum? >> san jose got a lot of shots in the third. >> generally when you have a 2- 0 lead in the play-offs going into the third period, that's generally the team that's down generally pours it on. >> okay. >> thank goodness he is in l.a. former raider mcclain is retiring after three seasons in the nfl. the number 8 overall pick in 2010 had signed with the ravens
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last month before having a change of heart. mcclain had multiple legal issues during his time with the raiders. and as for this year's team, the raid verse agreed to a deal with wide receiver josh scripps who spent eight years with the browns. cribbs has 11 career touchdowns. >> "show me the money"! >> no nickname is more appropriate than floyd money mayweather. biggest star in boxing is also the highest paid u.s. athlete projected to make $90 million year, lebron second at 56, stats compiled by sports illustrated. salaries winnings and endorsements included. look at 90, oprah the highest paid entertainer at $165 million. ore in your wallet yea. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today.
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